Erland Maria Freudenthaler
Instrument: piano

Freudenthaler Erland Maria

General Information

Year of Birth:  1963
Date of Birth:  17. November 1963
Place of Birth:  Freistadt

The Linzer Erland M. Freudenthal, born in 1963, works and lives with his family in Linz/Upper Austria. He completed his studies in piano, conducting and composition in Linz and at the University of Michigan/USA. Into the group of his most important teachers, he counts among others the Upper Austrian Gunter Waldek and the American William Albright. Being the winner of several awards and prizes, he today is professor of composition and music theory at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. From 2001 to 2008 he was Head of the Institute for Artistic preliminary studies, since 2008 he is the Head of the Institute for conducting, composition, music theory (DKM). His list of works includes some 100 works from all genres. The emphasis of his previous work lies on working with several instrumentations in the field of chamber music, choral and vocal ensemble music as well as on works for symphonic bands. He is founding member of the "Vokalensembles StandArt", which has dedicated itself to quite modern music and in the role of conductor he is specialised in the performance of new music. Since 2006 he has headed the chamber vocal ensemble "A Cappella Chor Wels". 


Works by Erland M. Freudenthal have been published by the following publishers:

  • self-publishing emf - Beethovenstraße 19, 4020 Linz
  • Austria Musikverlag J. Mösenbichler - Wolfharting 11, 4906 Eberschwang
  • Austria Musikverlag J. Kliment KG - Kolingasse 15, 1090 Vienna
  • Austria HeBu Musikverlag GmbH - D-76703 Kraichtal
  • Gottlieb-Daimler Str.22 Stormworks Europe - Zuidwal 98A, 2512 XV The Hague
  • The Netherlands Bocal Music - Box 3702, Jayhawk Station, Lawrence, Kansas 66046, USA


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

piano, conducting and composition

University of Michigan/USA: piano, conducting and composition


2001 - 2008

head of the Institute for artistic preliminary studies


since then: head of the chamber vocal ensemble "A Cappella Chor Wels"


since then: head of the Institute for conducting, composition, music theory (DKM)

professor of composition and music theory

Vokalensemble StandArt: founding member

Description of Style

In terms of composition, Freudenthaler can hardly he classified. He tried, as he himself says, "to make after each work the piece to become something completely different." The program guide "Brucknerhaus Heute" summed it up in 1994 as follows: "Stylistically diverse, Freudenthaler also seeks to provide ​​room to quite entertaining musical languages. In addition to dodecaphony and serial techniques, and in addition to minimal music and free tonality, there are always passages in some works which are inspired by entertainment music. His broad education and his diverse areas of interest offer him the opportunity to not only be based on a narrow definition of art, but to be constantly on the look-out and to try out things to arrive at original, surprising results."

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